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- Icelandic Volcano Portfolio -

In 2010 I became aware of the volcanic activity on the Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass, on the side of Eyjafjallajökull. Having crossed the pass several times on previous trips to Iceland, I knew the area and that I would know my way around. Dealing with the severe winter conditions and obviously volatile situation would be something else. I am a strong believer that sometimes in life it is the risks we take that bring the greatest rewards, so with that in mind I booked flights, assembled my gear and headed out to Iceland. Arriving at night, I hitchhiked to the south coast and the start of the path up to the pass. Five days later I would return, physically and mentally exhausted, but with some of the greatest photographs I had ever taken and a pretty wide smile on my face...

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eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk

 

 

 

eyjafjallajokull iceland fimmvorduhals eruption volcano aurora borealise northern lights lava james appleton landscape photographer uk